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HELLO to all and many THANKS to everybody who has renewed their membership for 2019 -2020.

We hope you have been enjoying the trips you have been on during the past year. We have tried to include something for everyone. For a few months this year we are offering two trips per month so that everybody’s tastes are met.

On the months I have put a choice of trips, the most popular trip will go ahead.

The feedback received regarding the past trips and future trips you would be interested in has been really positive. It is also easier to keep costs down if you can let me know you are interested in a certain trip as soon as possible. We would like to introduce our Travel Club to new members - so if you know of any family or friends that might be interested please let me know and I will send them a list out. Alternatively, they can come along to our twice a month coffee afternoons held at the Hat Works 2pm – 4pm- date sheet for coffee afternoons are below.

My base is at head office Commonweal (Opposite the Casino). Please feel free to ring regarding any of the trips on the numbers at the end of the list, either via the Age UK Stockport Head Office or on my work mobile.

Membership renewal was due on 1st April 2019. Membership is £20 per person, £25 per couple. The increase from last year is due to rising costs of running the travel club. Non-members are also welcome to come on the trips, although we encourage membership for cost and other benefits. Deposit on trips now £10 against each trip booked.

CONTACT

Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in any of the trips below or with any feedback and comments you may have.  

When putting your names down for the trips you are interested in please do so as far in advance as possible and let me know as soon as you can if you have changed your mind about coming on your chosen trip this would really help me to book the most cost effective transport and for you to avoid any cancellation fees.  As always your friends and family are welcome to come along. Hope to see you all at one of the coffee afternoons at the Hat Works cafe.

Barbara

Tel: 07799893109 (Mobile)

Tel: 0161 480 1211 Age UK Stockport head office.

 

AGE UK STOCKPORT TRAVEL CLUB TRIPS May 2019 to November 2019

MAY 2019

Thursday 2nd May EYAM MUSEUM & EYAM HALL MANOR AND GARDENS

A Heart churning story of a heroic attempt by the villagers of Eyam to halt the spread of the Bubonic plague. Tragic tales of real people who sacrificed their very lives to protect their neighbours. Eyam Hall & Gardens; a Jacobean Manor house was built as a wedding present by Thomas Wright in 1672. A Peak District delight with gardens and courtyard shops.

10.15am – 5.30pm. Pick up point - stand A Stockport bus station.

Cost to members £ 26.50 Non – members £36.50

Thursday 30th May choice of either;

TURBURY WOODS BIRDS OF PREY & DUXBURY GARDEN CENTRE

Back by popular demand. A fantastic garden centre and restaurant. Birds of prey display. Lots of birds to see

10.15am – 5.30pm pick up point – stand A Stockport bus station.

Cost to members £22.50 Non-members £32.50

OR

THE FOREST DISTILLERY GIN TOUR & GRANNELLIS ICE CREAM SHOP Double Gold Medal winners at the San Francisco Spirit Awards. A taste of gin at the end of the tour. Then onto sampling the world’s best ice creams in every flavour you can imagine.

10.15am – 5.30pm pick up point – stand A Stockport bus station.

Cost to members £35 Non-members £45 (Price does not include ice cream)

 

JUNE 2019

Wednesday 12th June ST ANNES ON SEA Trip to the seaside.

10.15am-5.30pm pick up point – stand A Stockport bus station

Cost to members £20.00 Non- members £30.00

Thursday 27th June THE BRITISH COMMERCIAL VEHICLES MUSEUM, LEYLAND & STYDD GARDENS & SHOPS RIBCHESTER, RIBBLE VALLEY

The UK’s finest display of historic trucks, buses and steam driven vehicles. Recently refurbished Then onto the Stydd Gardens where it feels like you have stepped back in time in the ancient town of Ribchester. Set within the gardens you will find a collection of creative business.

10.15am – 5.30pm pick up point – stand A Stockport bus station.

Cost to members – £25.50 Non-members £35.50

 

JULY 2019

Tuesday 9th July choice of either;

BAKEWELL MARKET & HADDON HALL Lovely Derbyshire market and then onto Home of Lord Edward Manners, Haddon is mentioned in the Doomsday book. Read about the romantic elopement of Dorothy Vernon and John Manners

9.30am – 5.30pm, Pick up point – stand A Stockport bus station.

Cost to members £25 Non - members £35.00

OR

THE WAR ARBORETUM Acres of grounds covered with remembrance gardens with a difference. Train available to take you around.

9.30am – 5.30pm, Pick up point – Stand A Stockport bus station

Cost to members £35.00 Non- members £45.00

Wednesday 24th July WILLIAMSON TUNNELS HERITAGE CENTRE, LIVERPOOL

Tobacco merchant Joseph Williamson built a subterranean labyrinth of vaulted passageways out of solid rock. Tour the tunnels. Mobility scooters available, please advise as soon as possible if you require one as they need to be booked.

9.30am – 4.30pm, Pick up point – Stand A Stockport bus station.

Cost to members £22.50 Non – members £32.50 (Tunnel tour included)

 

AUGUST 2019

Thursday 8th August THE WONKEY DONKEY SANCTUARY TOUR Animal sanctuary with a difference. Sanctuary’s 4th Anniversary.

10.15am – 4.30pm pick up point- Stand A Stockport bus station.

Cost to members £27.50 Non- members £37.50

Thursday 29th August PENRHYN CASTLE & GARDENS, BANGOR

Railway museum Ceramics and Textile conservation

9.30am – 5.30pm pick up point- Stand A Stockport bus station.

Cost to members £32.50 Non- members £42.50

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

Wednesday 11th September CANAL CRUISE ON THE JUDITH AND MARY

Come on board for a cream tea and a cruise.

10.15am – 4.30pm pick up point – Stand A Stockport bus station.

Cost to members £32.50 Non – members £42.50

Thursday 26th September TABLEY HOUSE

Cheshires Hidden Gem 18th & 19th century artist paintings to include Turner and Reynold. Also St Peters Chapel used in a wedding scene in BBC 2’s Peaky Blinders

10.15am – 4.30pm pick up point – Stand A Stockport bus station.

Cost to members £22.50 Non – members £32.50

 

OCTOBER 2019

Wednesday 9th October SANDBACH MARKET & HAWK GREEN SECRET NUCLEAR BUNKER, NANTWICH

Built in the 1950’s a vast secret Radar network code named ROTOR, Declassified in 1993, the 35 thousand square foot underground bunker would of been the centre of regional government had war broken out.

10.15am -4.30pm Pick up point – Stand A Stockport bus station.

Cost to members £26.50 Non- members £36.50

Tuesday 29th October MANCHESTER’S VICTORIAN BATHS

Experience the wonders of the beautiful stained glass, rich terracotta, amazing tiles and mosaics Then onto: MANCHESTER’S TAJ MAHAL MONASTERY Hear the story of this World Monument site, EW Pugin’s gothic treasure. A tour around the Franciscan Brothers Cloisters then enjoy an Afternoon tea.

10.15am – 4.30pm Pick up Stand A Stockport bus station.

Cost to Members £30.00 Non-Members £40.00 (Price includes tour of monastery and afternoon tea)

Thursday 31st October RUDYARD LAKE STEAM RAILWAY

10.15am – 5.30pm pick up point Stand A Stockport bus station.

Cost to members £22.50 Non –members £32.50

 

NOVEMBER 2019

Thursday 28th November THACKRAY MEDICAL MUSEUM & THE ROYAL ARMOURIES, LEEDS

10.15am – 5.30pm pick up point Stand A Stockport bus station.

Cost to members £35 Non –members £45

 

COFFEE AFTERNOON DATES 2019 

All coffee afternoons run from 2pm – 4pm held at The Hatworks Café, Wellington Mill, Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK3 0EU

JANUARY                    9th Wednesday           25th Friday

FEBRUARY                   6th Wednesday           22nd Friday

MARCH                       6th Wednesday           22nd Friday

APRIL                          3rd Wednesday           26th Friday

MAY                            8th Wednesday           24th Friday

JUNE                            5th Wednesday           21st Friday

JULY                             3rd Wednesday           19th Friday

AUGUST                      7th Wednesday           23rd Friday

SEPTEMBER                4th Wednesday           20th Friday

OCTOBER                    2nd Wednesday          18th Friday

NOVEMBER                6th Wednesday           22nd Friday

DECEMBER                 4th Wednesday           20th Friday

Hope these dates are convenient for everybody, sorry if dropping Thursdays is a problem for anybody.